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Martin Barwood

Dr Martin Barwood

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Biography

Dr Martin Barwood has  over 13 years of research experience in the area of Environmental Physiology, Sports Performance and Health and over a 100 published journal articles, abstracts and industry reports. His primary research area focusses on human responses to cold water immersion and drowning prevention advice. His work has partly informed the Royal National Lifeboat Institute's (RNLI) National Water Safety Campaign entitled Respect the Water in collaboration with Professor Mike Tipton of Portsmouth University. The primary aim of the campaign is to provide evidence based safety advice to survive accidental immersion in to cold water and avoid death by drowning. 

His work has also included examining the efficacy of ergogenic aids to enhance sports performance, the health consequence of over-exposure to extreme environments and human performance in cold-water, hot, and high altitude environments. He has presented at National and International conferences and makes frequent research contributions to the fields of Health and Sports Performance. 

Dr Barwood has secured significant research income from grants, charities and from industry and has worked on recent funded projects from the European Regional Development Fund, the European Hydration Institute, Professional Game Match Officials LtD, UKSport, W.L Gore and Associates, the Civil Aviation Authority, the Scottish Sea Farms and Survival One. Most recently he was awarded a grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation for international collaboration with Hokkaido University in Japan. 

Dr Barwood’s personal interests include endurance training, running, cycling and kayaking. With his professional knowledge and expertise he has helped athletes prepare for the Olympic games, Marathon des Sables, rowing the Atlantic, the North Pole Marathon and most recently the 2018 Colorado Trail Mountain bike race. He is happy to consult and support athletes in the pursuit of their goals.

Dr Barwood is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Royal Statistical Society and is an affiliate member of the Physiological Society.

 

Willingness to take PhD. students

Yes